List of most-streamed artists on Spotify

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Monthly[edit]

This is the list of artists with most monthly listeners on Spotify.

Rank Artist Monthly listeners
(millions)
Country Ref(s)
1. Ariana Grande 53.3  USA [1]
2. Selena Gomez 45  USA [2]
3. Drake 43.2  CAN [3]
4. Khalid 41.5  USA [4]
5. Imagine Dragons 41.1  USA [5]
6. J Balvin 40.5  COL [6]
7. Post Malone 40.2  USA [7]
8. XXXTENTACION 39.2  USA [8]
9. DJ Snake 39.2  FRA [9]
10. Ozuna 39.2  PRI [10]
11. Calvin Harris 38.6  GBR [11]
12. Dua Lipa 38.4  GBR [12]
13. Marshmello 38.3  USA [13]
14. Ed Sheeran 38.1  GBR [14]
15. Queen 37.7  GBR [15]
16. Swae Lee 37.3  USA [16]
17. Bad Bunny 37.2  PRI [17]
18. Sam Smith 36.1  GBR [18]
19. David Guetta 36.1  FRA [19]
20. Maroon 5 35.4  USA [20]
Top 20 as of December 14, 2018

On the Spotify Global Top 200[edit]

This list enumerates the streams artists' song accrued on the Spotify Global Top 200, which is less than the artist's total streams.

Rank Artist Total Streams
(billions)
Country
1. Drake 14.65  CAN
2. Ed Sheeran 9.52  ENG
3. Justin Bieber 8.93  CAN
4. Post Malone 6.77  USA
5. J Balvin 6.35  COL
6. The Weeknd 5.89  CAN
7. Ozuna 5.66  PRI
8. The Chainsmokers 5.41  USA
9. Kendrick Lamar 4.80  USA
10. Calvin Harris 4.69  SCO
11. Daddy Yankee 4.58  PRI
12. Bad Bunny 4.51  PRI
13. Rihanna 4.49  BAR
14. Khalid 4.41  USA
15. Ariana Grande 4.25  USA
16. Nicki Minaj 4.13  TTO
17. Justin Bieber 4.05  CAN
18. Selena Gomez 3.98  USA
19. Imagine Dragons 3.86  USA
20. Future 3.83  USA
As of October 26, 2018

All-time[edit]

This list enumerates the number of streams artists' albums (LP & EP) have accrued on Spotify.

Rank Artist Country Ref(s)
1. Drake  CAN [21]
2. Ed Sheeran  ENG
3. Eminem  USA
4. The Weeknd  CAN
5. Rihanna  BAR
6. Kanye West  USA
7. Coldplay  ENG
8. Justin Bieber  CAN
9. Calvin Harris  SCO
10. Ariana Grande  USA

Most followers[edit]

  Also among the 30 most streamed artists monthly
Rank Artist Followers
(millions)
Country Ref(s)
1. Ed Sheeran 36.8  GBR [22]
2. Drake 29.2  CAN [23]
3. Rihanna 28.1  BAR [24]
4. Justin Bieber 25.5  CAN [25]
5. Eminem 21.8  USA [26]
6. Ariana Grande 21.0  USA [27]
7. Bruno Mars 18.1  USA [28]
8. David Guetta 16.6  FRA [29]
9. Beyoncé 16.4  USA [30]
10. Taylor Swift 16.2  USA [31]
11. Coldplay 15.9  GBR [32]
12. Shakira 14.3  COL [33]
13. Maroon 5 14.2  USA [34]
14. Calvin Harris 14  GBR [35]
15. Imagine Dragons 14  USA [36]
16. Nicki Minaj 13.2  TTO [37]
17. The Weeknd 13.3  CAN [38]
18. Maluma 13.3  COL [39]
19. Shawn Mendes 13  CAN [40]
20. Ozuna 12.5  PRI [41]
As of November 20, 2018

Peak position on chart[edit]

Timeline of artists who have held the peak position each month as the most streamed artist since September 2015, when the feature was first made public.[42]

  Indicates most streamed artist of the year

Yearly[edit]

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were the most streamed artists of 2013.

2017[edit]

Spotify's most streamed artist of 2017 was Ed Sheeran with 6.3 billion streams that year. This was his second year topping the list.[59]

Year Month Artist Ref(s)
2015 September The Weeknd [45]
October
November
December Justin Bieber [50]
2016 January
February
March
April Rihanna [51]
May Drake dagger [52]
June
July
August
September
October
November
December The Weeknd
2017 January
February Ed Sheeran dagger [56]
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
2018 January
February
March Drake [57]
April
May
June J Balvin [58]
July Drake
August
September
October
Rank Chg Artist Country
1. Increase Ed Sheeran  GBR
2. Decrease Drake  CAN
3. Increase The Weeknd
4. Increase Kendrick Lamar  USA
5. Increase The Chainsmokers

2016[edit]

Spotify's most streamed artist of 2016 was Drake with 4.7 billion streams that year. He topped the list for a second year in a row.[60]

Rank Chg Artist Country
1. Steady Drake  CAN
2. Increase Justin Bieber
3. Increase Rihanna  BAR
4. Increase Twenty One Pilots  USA
5. Steady Kanye West

2015[edit]

Spotify's most streamed artist of 2015 was Drake with 1.8 billion streams that year.[61]

Rank Chg Artist Country
1. Increase Drake  CAN
2. Decrease Ed Sheeran  GBR
3. Increase The Weeknd  CAN
4. Increase Maroon 5  USA
5. Increase Kanye West

2014[edit]

Spotify's most streamed artist of 2014 was Ed Sheeran with 860 million streams that year.[62]

Rank Chg Artist Country
1. Increase Ed Sheeran  GBR
2. Increase Eminem  USA
3. Increase Coldplay  GBR
4. Increase Calvin Harris
5. Increase Katy Perry  USA

2013[edit]

Spotify's most streamed artists of 2013 were Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.[63]

Rank Artist Country
1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis  USA
2. Avicii  SWE
3. Daft Punk  FRA
4. Eminem  USA
5. Imagine Dragons
6. Jay-Z
7. Bruno Mars
8. Rihanna  BAR
9. Calvin Harris  GBR
10. Drake  CAN

See also[edit]

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